Sarasota Personal Computer User's Group Inc dba Sarasota Technology Users Group Inc
PO Box 15889
Sarasota FL 34277-1889


  1. STUG is committed to bringing our members quality education about using today’s personal technology products.

  2. STUG is committed to providing the citizens of Sarasota County refurbished computer equipment.


CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
Board Chair Ms Ann Ross
Board Chair Affiliation Retired
General Info
Organization DBA
Sarasota Personal Computer Users Group, Inc.
Sarasota Technology Users Group
Former Names
Sarasota Personal Computer Users group
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 1990
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes May 2018
State Registration Yes May 2018
Financial Summary
Note: Revenue includes the value of in-kind contributions/donations
IRS Letter of Determination
IRS 501 3c Determination LetterView
Other Documents
State of Florida - Articles of Amendment to NameView
Impact Statement
  1. Provided over 50 free computer/technology educational sessions per year to the members.

  2. Provided at least 6 free computer/technology educational forums at every monthly meeting to the members.

  3. Refurbish and donate, to low income students, needed adults, and nonprofit organizations an average of 30 computer systems per month.

  4. Schedule computer/technology related presentations for members at every monthly meeting.

  5. Publish a monthly computer/technology newsletter for all members


Provide our service to as many people, as possible, in the community that would benefit from the use of personal technology products and need help in doing so.

Increase our membership.
Provide Quality Education and help

1. Education
a. Provide a hands on classroom experience on topics related to todays use of personal technology devices. (Computers, Phones, Tablets, cameras. Etc.)
b. Provide Forums (Non Hands on) on topics related to todays use of personal technology devices.
c. Provide informational presentations related to the use of technology in our lives, and in our community.
d. Provide our members with a place to get the technology questions answered and problems addressed.
i. This can happen using internet groups, phone trees, and face to face
e. Provide a monthly newsletter about the current trends on personal technology usage.
f. Provide an internet presence where organization members can find out the lasts information about the organization.
2. Refurbish computers
a. Work in all areas of the community to find computers that can be donated.
b. Refurbish the computers so that they can be given to people in Sarasota County that cannot afford a computer.
c. Find folks in the community that need computers.
Needs Statement
  1. Maintaining the volunteer and instructor positions in the organization.

  2. Increasing membership, currently above 500 members.

  3. Continuing to create computer and technology training courses that are of interest to our membership and obtaining volunteers who are capable of teaching these courses.

  4. Obtaining members who are capable of learning the techniques of refurbishing PC's and who can produce refurbished PC's for the community.

  5. Providing the funds necessary to support the PC Refurbishing Group - This requires an investment of approximately $20,000 per year for rental space and computer replacement parts.

  6. Providing the funds necessary to support our education mission. This requires approximately $10,000 for rental space.

Background Statement

The corporation is organized exclusively for educational and technological purposes, including, for such purposes, the making of computer distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any future federal tax code, to promote the use of, and encourage the exchange of information among individuals who, or have interest in, computer technology, and the education of its members as to the uses and application of the computer technology through public discussion groups, forums, lectures, seminars, meetings, and other similar programs.

Areas Served
Areas Served
Areas Served Comments
Our primary areas where we provide our services include Sarasota and Manatee Counties.
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Community Improvement, Capacity Building
Secondary Org Type
Tertiary Org Type
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President

The Sarasota Technology Users Group (STUG)is often called "the best kept secret in Sarasota". This is a result of the wonderful programs that are offered to our members which today total over 500. Classes on computers and software are offered free to members weekly during most of the year. In addition, the monthly meetings offer shorter classes called "Forums"for free. These classes cover a specific subject on a continuous basis allowing personalized education on the subject. In addition, a question and answer session is held every month to offer members assistance on problems they are encountering on their computers.


I joined STUG to learn more about working with photos on my computer. The classes were terrific! Soon I got interested in the Refurbishing Group. As a retired software engineer this is a wonderful way for me to give back to the community. The project takes donated computers and refurbished them (hardware and software) and donates them to those in need. Recently a recipient of laptop let us know that it had helped her to find a job! In addition, computers go to various non-profit groups. A few of these organizations include:
  • Guardian ad Litem Program
  • Boys and Girls Club
  • Jewish Family And Children's Services
  • Laurel Civic Association
  • New Town Estates Recreation Center For After School Tutoring Program
  • Sarasota Suncoast School


The Refurbishing Group also repairs PCs for the Sarasota County School Board’s TeXcellence Program. PCs that develop a problem after being donated to a student can be brought to the Refurbishing Group for repair at a nominal fee or for free under the TeXcellence Program’s warranty.


Over the last few years SPCUG's main challenge is declining membership. It seems that many people feel they no longer need education on their computers. From my many contacts with members and with the recipients of our donated computers it is evident that the need for education is still there. SPCUG needs to get the message out on the education that we provide and why it is needed. An area we need to look into is educating young people on how to maintain their computers to keep them operating satisfactorily.
To receive donated computers, refurbish them to like new condition with nonprofit or free software, and donate them to low income students or individuals, disabled individuals, and nonprofit organizations that are providing assistance to low income families or families in need.
Budget $20,000
Category Science & Technology, General/Other Computer & Information Science
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years) Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
Short Term Success
The donation of 40 computers per month in the communities that we serve.
Long Term Success
Long term success is measured in the over 6000 computers that have been refurbished and donated throughout Sarasota and Manatee counties since the PC Refurbishing Group was started 8 years ago.
Program Success Monitoring
We receive feedback in the form of letters from students, nonprofit organizations, and individuals who have received our donations.
Program Success Examples
Over 200 computer system donations have been made to the following organizations over the last 7 months.
Angela Mathias for Home/Church Schooled New Town
Beneva Lakes Healthcare Rehabilitation Center
Booker Elementary & Booker Middle School Children
Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota & Manatee Counties
Career Edge
Children's First Preschool
Church of the Psalms Preschool
College Age Students from State College of Florida
Dollar Dynasty Humanitarian Project
Emma Booker Elementary ESOL Families Learning English
Emma Booker High School College Bound Seniors
Families Recommended by Tuttle Elementary Teacher
Florida Center for Child & Family Development
Greater Hurst Chapel
Guardian Ad Litem Program in Sarasota & Manatee Counties
Haitian Relief for Schools
High School Students
Janie Poe Low Income Housing
Janie Poe Residents Association
Jewish Children's & Family Services Program
Laptops to Take Stock in Children
New Town Families
New Town Masonic Temple
Parents Resource Room
Precious Jewels Academy
Precious Jewles Non-Profit Preschool
School Board's TeXcellence Program
Single Mother's with Children
Take Stock in Children
Women's Resource Center
Description Provide over 50 free computer/technology educational sessions per year to the members.
Budget $0
Category Education, General/Other Education & Technology
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Adults Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Short Term Success We are now offering a Mac class in addition to the classes we have been teaching.
Long Term Success These programs have been offered for more than 20 years.
Program Success Monitoring Review by class coordinator
Program Success Examples For 2014 classes have been expanded and are now held on week days in addition to Saturdays.
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
CEO Term Start 0
CEO/Executive Director Email n/a
Former CEOs/Executive Directors
Senior Staff
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % N/A
Professional Development No
Contractors 0
Volunteers 60
Management Reports to Board N/A
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Non-Management Formal Evaluation No
External Assessments and Accreditations
Awards & Recognition
In Appreciation for Computer DonationsTake Stock in Children of Sarasota County2010
Support for TeXcellence ProgramEducational Foundation of Sarasota County2008
Jerry AwardsAmerican PC Users Group (APCUG)2006
Community SpiritFlorida Association of Computer User Groups (FACUG)2005
Risk Management Provisions
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government No
Fundraising Plan No
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan No
Strategic Plan Years
Strategic Plan Adopted 0
Management Succession Plan No
Continuity of Operations Plan No
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Policies and Procedures No
Other Documents
Other Document 2
Rules and Regulations
Board Chair
Board Chair Ms Ann Ross
Company Affiliation Retired
Board Term Dec 2016 to Nov 2017
Board Chair Email
Board Members
Board Members
Ms Judy Black Community Volunteer
Mr William Crowe Consultant
Ms Nancy DeMarte Retired
Mr Michael Peter Hutchinson Retired
Mr Ben Johnson Retired
Mr Jonathan Michalik Community Volunteer
Mr Dick Orenstein Consultant
Ms Ann Ross Retired
Mr Peter Schneider Community Volunteer
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 9
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 6
Female 3
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 99
Board Orientation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 12
Board Meeting Attendance % 84
Board Self-Evaluation No
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Board Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 6
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 8
Standing Committees
Program / Program Planning
Current Year Projections
Tax Year Start Month Jan
Tax Year Start Day 01
Tax Year Begins 2017
Tax Year End Month Dec
Tax Year End Day 31
Tax Year Ends 2017
Projected Revenue $30,228.00
Projected Expenses $13,931.00
Total Projected Revenue includes "in-kind" contributions/ donations No
Organization has Endowment No
Capital Campaign
Currently In a Capital Campaign No
Campaign Purpose
Campaign Goal
Amount Raised To Date 0 as of 0
Financial Review
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$33,205$36,898$35,223
Administration Expense$6,049$2,785$26,422
Fundraising Expense$0$0$0
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.451.582.00
Program Expense/Total Expenses85%93%57%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$143,433$125,766$102,909
Current Assets$142,933$125,766$102,909
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$0$0$0
Total Net Assets$143,433$125,766$102,909
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountProgram Service Revenue $34,114Program Service Revenue $42,868Program Service Revenue $100,218
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountMembership Dues $14,545Membership Dues $15,397Membership Dues $17,593
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $7,108Contributions, gifts, grants $3,032Other $3,647
CEO/Executive Director Compensation
Tax Credits No
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Foundation Financial figures were taken from compilations provided by the nonprofit.  Expenses reflected in The Giving Partner include the add-back of SIG PC Refurbishing costs.  Form 990-N was filed for tax years 2010 - 2012 and do not include financial information; however, for 2009, Form 990-EZ was filed by the nonprofit and is included as information.  There are several differences in financial information for 2009, i.e. revenue per the 990-EZ was $59,455 versus $34,256 per the financials.  Similarly, total expense per the 990-EZ was $57,522 compared to $59,139 per the financials, which includes the SIG PC refurbishing add-back.  Beginning in 2014, financial information was taken from the organization's Federal 990-EZ. 
Nonprofit Sarasota Personal Computer User's Group Inc dba Sarasota Technology Users Group Inc
Address PO Box 15889
Sarasota, FL 34233 1889
Phone 941 677-0246